Lola Mae Bentley
Lola Mae Daniels Bentley, 84, of Fred Daniel Rd., Taylorsville, died Tuesday, November 7, 2006, at Iredell Memorial Hospital in Statesville.
She was born in Alexander County August 13, 1922, the daughter of the late Elisha Daniels and Ada Blackwelder Daniels. She was a member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church and was retired form Carolina Glove.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Acie Bentley; two sons, J.B. Daniels and James Bentley; a sister, Edna Auton; and three brothers, Belvie Daniels, Glade Daniels, and Willard Daniels.
Survivors include a daughter, Dorothy Harrington and husband Dwight of Taylorsville; two sons, Devon Daniels and wife Brenda and Roy Bentley and wife Debbie, all of Taylorsville; three brothers, Fred Daniel and Harvey Lee Daniels, both of Taylorsville, and Harold Daniels of Franklin; seven grandchildren, Dee Watts, Dana Hall, Crystal Lindsay, Jamie Clearwood, Douglas Harrington, and Eric and Heather Bentley; and eight great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were conducted Friday, November 10, 2006, at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church with Rev. Darren Lambert and Rev. Cecil Lovelace officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.
Notes of sympathy may be emailed to the Bentley family at firstname.lastname@example.org. Adams Funeral Home of Taylorsville was in charge of arrangements.
Betty R. Eckard
Betty Jean Robinette Eckard, age 73, of Conover, passed away Tuesday, November 7, 2006, at Frye Regional Medical Center in Hickory.
She was born in Alexander County June 4, 1933, the daughter of the late Bessie Belle Robinette. She was a member of St. Peter's Lutheran Church in Conover, where she was a member of the L.W.M.L. and the Couple’s Club. Mrs. Eckard had worked in the furniture industry as a fabric cutter.
In addition to her mother, she was preceded in death by one brother, Cubby Robinette.
She is survived by her husband of forty-seven years, Heber Joe Eckard of Conover; one daughter, Tonya Lisa Eckard of Hickory; one son, Albert Douglas Eckard; two grandsons, Robert and James Walton; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were conducted Friday, November 10, 2006, St. Peter's Lutheran Church with Pastor Delbert Roth, Rev. Paul Birner, and Rev. Paul Sundbom officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.
Memorials may be given to the St. Peter's Lutheran Church Youth Fund or Helping Hands Fund, 6175 St. Peter's Church Rd., Conover, NC 28613.
Condolences to the Eckard family may be mailed to H. Joe Eckard, 5371 Lee Cline Rd., Conover, NC 28613.
Funeral arrangements were provided by Alexander Funeral Service of Taylorsville.
Adam G. Sisk
Adam Gedwin Sisk, 22, died suddenly Tuesday, November 7, 2006.
He is the loved son of Don and Brenda Sisk of Taylorsville and the cherished brother of Jason Sisk of Orlando, Florida, and Adrianne Wrinkle and husband Chuck of Greensboro. Gaynell Roberson of Asheville and Margaret Sisk of Morganton are Adam’s loving grandmothers, and he joins his late grandfathers, Gedwin Roberson and Watson Sisk.
Adam’s life will live on in the saved lives of seven individuals who have received his donated organs. His family and friends ask that you remember them during this difficult time.
Memorials may be made to LifeShare of the Carolinas, 5000-D Airport Center Parkway, Charlotte, NC 28208. LifeShare has requested that Adam’s name be designated with each memorial.
A memorial service and reception was held Monday, November 13, 2006, at Mt. Olive Lutheran Church in Hickory.
“DEATH is nothing at all.
I have only slipped away into the next room.
I am I, and you are you.
Whatever we were to each other that we’ll always remain.
Call me by my old familiar name, speak to me in the easy way which you always have.
Put no difference in your tone, wear no forced air of solemnity or sorrow.
Laugh as we always laughed at all the jokes we enjoyed together.
Play, smile, think of me, Pray for my family and friends. Let my name be ever spoken without effort, without the trace of a
shadow on it.
Let life continue to mean all that it ever has.
It is the same as it ever was. Never release me from your heart and mind because I am out of your sight. I am waiting for you,
somewhere very near, just around the corner.
Rest in peace.
ALL IS WELL.”
Bass-Smith Funeral Home of Hickory was in charge of arrangements for the Sisk family.
Glenn Hayes, 64, of Taylorsville, died Thursday, November 2, 2006, at Frye Regional Medical Center in Hickory.
He was born in Surry County June 23, 1942, the son of Dorothy Hamlin Hayes of Elkin and the late Adolphus Hayes. He was a member of Antioch Baptist Church, where he was a member of the Men’s II Sunday School Class. Mr. Hayes was retired from Century Furniture, where he was a finishing department supervisor.
In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his father-in-law, Dover Andrews.
Survivors, in addition to his mother, include his wife, Hazel Andrews Hayes of the home; one daughter, Cynthia McKee and husband Duffie of Hickory; one son, Darren Ray Hayes and wife Lisa of Granite Falls; three grandchildren, Mattie Ann McKee and Andrew McKee, both of Hickory, and Sydney Hayes of Granite Falls; one step-granddaughter, Savannah Yount of Granite Falls; hismother-in-law, Connie Andrews of Taylorsville; one brother, Sid Hayes and wife Sally of Elkin; two sisters, Shirley Hayes Shelton and husband Mickey of Pilot Mountain and Jeri Hayes Sams and husband Jesse of Danbury; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were conducted Sunday, November 5, 2006, at Antioch Baptist Church with Rev. Mark Morris and Rev. Dennis Spivey officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Antioch Baptist Church Building Fund, 580 Antioch Church Rd., Taylorsville, NC 28681.
Condolences may be emailed to the Hayes family at email@example.com.
Alexander Funeral Service of Taylorsville was in charge of arrangements.
Roger D. Lucas
Roger Dale Lucas, 44, of Wilderness Trace, Clare-mont, died Monday, November 13, 2006, at his residence following an extended illness.
He was born in Catawba County May 9, 1962, the son of Paul Lewis Lucas of Taylorsville and the late Christine Craig Lewis. A furniture worker, he was employed with Hancock and Moore and was of the Baptist faith. Prior to his illness, he was a bowler and softball player.
Survivors, in addition to his father, include his fiancee` Diana Moretz of the home; four daughters, Diana Cherie Lucas, Jessica Lynn Lucas, and Melinda Kay Lucas, all of the home, and Tanya Hubbard of Taylorsville; three step-daughters, Tina Williamson and Whitney Pennell, both of Taylorsville, and Tabitha Pennell of the home; three sisters, Barbara Ann Ewart of Taylorsville, Helen Patricia Shook of Maiden, and Evelyn Lucas Eaton of Claremont; two brothers, Paul Eugene Lucas of Claremont and Danny Lee Lucas of Conover; five grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends Wednesday evening, November 15, 2006, 6:00 to 7:30 p.m., at Adams Funeral Home in Taylorsville. At other times, the family will assemble at the residence.
Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, November 16, 2006, at 11:00 a.m. at Victory Baptist Church in Denver with Rev. Lonnie Ramsey officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The body will lie in state thirty minutes prior to the funeral hour.
Notes of sympathy may be emailed to the Lucas family at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Adams Funeral Home of Taylorsville is serving the Lucas family.
John H. Bowles
John Houston Bowles, 89, of Old Vashti Rd., Taylorsville, died Wednesday, November 8, 2006, at Iredell Memorial Hospital in Statesville following an extended illness.
He was born in Alexander County November 11, 1916, the son of the late Nender A. Bowles and Parlee Gwaltney Bowles. He was a farmer and was co-owner and operator of an apple orchard. Mr. Bowles was of the Baptist faith.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Warren Bowles, and two sisters, Lois Gray Bowles and Alice Bowles.
He is survived by a brother, Frank Lindsey Bowles of the home.
Funeral services were conducted Saturday, November 11, 2006, at the Chapman Funeral Home Chapel in Stony Point with Rev. Jerry Lingerfelt officiating. Burial was on the family farm.
Condolences may be emailed to the Bowles family at email@example.com.
Chapman Funeral Home of Stony Point was in charge of arrangements.
Linda W. Rink
Linda Kay Watson Rink, 63, of Lenoir, passed away Friday, January 5, 2007, at Caldwell Memorial Hospital in Lenoir.
She was born in Cabarrus County July 28, 1943, the daughter of the late Joseph Amos Watson and Frances Louise Potts Watson. She was a member of Zacks Fork Baptist Church, where she was a member of the choir and performed as a soloist. She was employed as a caregiver for the elderly in their homes.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one son, Darrin Mann.
She is survived by two sons, Duane Mann and wife Shari and Brian Mann and wife Tamie, all of Kannapolis; two daughters, Amy Wilson and Lonna Maerz, both of Lenoir; fifteen grandchildren; four great- grandchildren; two nieces; one nephew; two brothers, Richard Watson and wife Cynthia of Vale and Ricky Lynn Watson of Lenoir; one uncle, Willard Watson of Willkesboro; and one daughter-in-law, Kyla Mann of Shelby.
Funeral services were conducted Sunday, January 7, 2007, at Zacks Fork Baptist Church in Lenoir with Duane Mann officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.
Condolences to the Rink family may be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Funeral arrangements were provided by Alexander Funeral Service of Taylorsville.
Opal W. Harrington
Opal Watts Harrington, 82, of Mt. Olive Church Rd., Taylorsville, died Thursday, January 4, 2007, at Iredell Memorial Hospital in Statesville.
She was born in Alexander County February 13, 1924, the daughter of the late Columbus Jefferson Watts and Manola Frances Kilby Watts. She was retired from Champion Paper in Taylorsville and was a member of Lebanon Baptist Church.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Don Harrington; four brothers, James Watts, Lynn Watts, Ralph Watts, and infant Clyde Leonanda Watts; three sisters, Winnie Rogers, Mildred Watts, and Jewel Bumgarner; and a son-in-law, William Morrison.
Survivors include two daughters, Brenda Morrison of Taylorsville and Janice Elledge and husband Jerry of Wilkesboro; a sister, Ruby Bumgarner of Taylorsville; six grandchildren, Lisa Walker and husband Rev. Neal Walker, Dana Starnes and husband Jeff, David Morrison, Karen Cothren and husband Dale, and Brett and Mark Elledge; six great-grandchildren, Allison, Erin, and Madison Walker, Miranda and Megan Starnes, and Logan Cothren; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were conducted Saturday, January 6, 2007, at Lebanon Baptist Church with Rev. Larry Allen and Rev. Keith Childers officiating. Burial followed in the Watts-Bumgarner Cemetery in Alexander County.
Memorials may be made to Lebanon Baptist Church, 167 Lebanon Church Lane, Taylorsville, NC 28681.
Notes of sympathy may be emailed to the Harrington family at email@example.com.
Adams Funeral Home of Taylorsville was in charge of arrangements.
William Sloan “Bill” Jones, 51, of Florence, S.C., died Saturday, January 6, 2007, in a local hospital following an illness.
He was born in Florence County, S.C., the son of the late Joseph C. Jones and Inez McCutcheon Jones. He was employed with ESAB for twenty-five years and was a member of Elim Bible Church, where he served as a deacon.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a niece, Erika Stevenson, in 1993.
Mr. Jones is survived by his wife, Sue Carol Turner Jones of the home; a step-son, Glenn Cox and wife Janet of Darlington, S.C.; four grandchildren, Shelby Cox, Deven Cox, Cierra Cox, and Michael Cox; two sisters, Kay Ward and husband Larry of Effingham, S.C., and Debra Stevenson and husband Darrell of Hiddenite; one niece, Kristina Miller and husband John of Hiddenite; two nephews, Lynn Stevenson and Zachary Stevenson, both of Hiddenite; and an aunt, Maxine Watford of Florence, S.C.
Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, January 9, 2007, at Elim Bible Church. Burial followed in Florence Memorial Gardens.
Memorials may be made to Elim Bible Church, 1318 Olanta Highway, Effingham, SC 29541.
Stoudenmire-Dowling Funeral Home of Florence, S.C., was in charge of arrangements.
Stamie Sloan Stevenson, 85, of Charlotte, previously of Greensboro, died Monday, January 8, 2007, at Presbyterian Hospital in Charlotte.
He was born in Iredell County February 22, 1921, the son of the late Stamey Shuford Stevenson and Nonnie Sloan Stevenson. A veteran of the U.S. Navy, he served during World War II and had been employed with the U.S. Postal Service in Greensboro. Mr. Stevenson was a member of Pisgah United Methodist Church in Hiddenite.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Allie Stevenson, and five sisters, Eva Kate S. Sprinkle, Chattie Ethel S. Rupard, Mary Lizzie S. Reynolds, Idabelle Steven-son, and Barbara Jean S. Minnish.
He is survived by two brothers, James Russell Stevenson and wife Corene of Charlotte and Grady Woodrow Stevenson of Hiddenite; two brothers-in-law, Lonnie P. Sprinkle of Greensboro and Stamey Lincoln Rupard of Colfax, N.C.; and numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, great-great-nieces, great-great-nephews, and cousins.
A graveside service will be conducted Thursday, morning January 11, 2007, at 11:00 a.m. at the Pisgah United Methodist Church Cemetery with Rev. Mike Duncan and Rev. Garry Revels officiating. Military rites will be provided by V.F.W. Post 10,000 of Hiddenite.
The family will receive friends following the service in the Pisgah United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall. At other times, they will be at their respective homes.
Pallbearers include Tony Rupard, Barry Stevenson, Mike Kelly, Craig Allen, Newell Johnson, and Hoyle Stevenson.
Memorials may be made to the Pisgah United Methodist Church Perma-nent Cemetery Fund, 488 Hill Farm Rd., Hiddenite, NC 28636.
Notes of sympathy may be emailed to the Stevenson family at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chapman Funeral Home of Stony Point is serving the family of Mr. Stevenson.
Helen S. McCall
Helen Scott McCall, 84, of Cherokee Place, Lenoir, died Monday, January 1, 2007, at her residence.
She was born in Johnson City, Tenn., April 11, 1922, the daughter of the late Howard Scott and Violet Thomas Scott. She was a graduate of High Point University. She was a homemaker and a member of First Presbyterian Church of Lenoir. Mrs. McCall was a past president of the Cedar Rock Ladies Golf Association and was the first lady to score a hole-in-one on that course. She was also a member of the Community Music Club and the Lenoir Women’s Club.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her devoted husband, James H. McCall, Jr., to whom she was married for fifty-seven years.
Survivors include two sons, James H. “Mac” McCall, III, and wife Janie of Taylorsville and William S. McCall and wife Tami of Charlotte; a daughter, Patricia Carlton and husband Thomas of Clemmons; twelve grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
A memorial service was conducted Wednesday, January 3, 2007, at First Presbyterian Church of Lenoir with Rev. Robert F. Hinman officiating. Memorials may be made to First Presbyterian Church, 1002, Kirkwood St., Lenoir, NC 28645 or to Caldwell Hospice and Palliative Care, 902 Kirkwood St., Lenoir, NC 28645. Greer-McElveen Funeral Home of Lenoir was in charge of arrangements.
Lola Mae Craig
Lola Mae Howell Craig, 65, of Gravel Hill Road, Taylorsville, died Friday, January 5, 2007, at Wake Forest University Medical Center in Winston-Salem.
She was born in Caldwell County May 14, 1941, the daughter of the late Charlie Howell, Sr., and Drucilla Tilley Howell. She was married to Joe Craig, Jr., who preceded her in death. She attended Caldwell County Schools and was a member of Macedonia Baptist Church. She was also a member of Citizens for a Better Community and Community Watch.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was also preceded in death by a son, Carlos Craig, and three brothers, George Howell, Charlie Howell, Jr., and James R. Howell.
Survivors include three sons, Joseph Craig of Statesville, Michael Craig and wife Kathy of Conover, and Marty Craig of the home; seven daughters, Crystal Craig and Pearl M. Witherspoon and husband Kevin, all of Stony Point, Cynthia Witherspoon and husband Virgil of Lenoir, Rosa Craig of Taylorsville, Trisha Powell and husband Marlon of Hickory, Dorothy Young and husband Rick of Statesville, and Regina Patterson and husband Gantt of the home; two sisters, Charlene Belton and husband John of Douglasville, Ga., and Lorraine Saldana and husband Manuel of Taylorsville; thirty-one grandchildren; seventeen great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, and friends.
Funeral services will be conducted at 1:00 p.m., Thursday, January 11, 2007, at Macedonia Baptist Church in Taylorsville with the Reverend Lewis Walker officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
Members of the family will receive friends one hour prior to the funeral hour, 12:00 until 1:00 p.m., but will assemble at the residence at other times.
Notes of sympathy may be e-mailed to the Craig Family at email@example.com.
Rutledge & Bigham Mortuary, Inc., of Statesville is serving the family of Mrs. Craig.